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Performing Arts (Dance) btec at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

The BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Dance gives you the chance to experience and develop your physical skills and understanding in a range of different dance styles and techniques including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Commercial, Rock & Roll, and Urban dance.
You will learn and develop your skill and understanding in formal techniques such as contemporary dance, jazz technique and Ballet.
  • You will learn and develop your skills in styles such as Urban/Street Dance, Modern, Cabaret plus many more.
  • You will explore your creativity by learning how to respond to a range of stimuli in order to develop ideas and ultimately work with a Choreographic Structure and Devices to produce your own dance work.
  • You will watch and learn professional pieces of dance work
  • You will learn how to analyse features such as lighting, costume, set design, etc which contribute to the dance idea.
  • You will have the opportunity to extend your creative and compositional dance skills through devising, creating, choreographing and performing a range of dance pieces which you will then have the opportunity to perform in assemblies, showcase evenings plus at events held at other schools.
Duration: Two years
Units you will study:
  • Unit 7: Performing to an Audience
  • Unit 54: Dance Appreciation
  • Unit 38: Dance Performance
  • Unit 52: Urban Dance
  • Unit 42: The Healthy Performer
  • Unit 43: Special Subject Investigation


A combination of practical and written assignments

Future opportunities

The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course with other level three courses to prepare for higher education or any degree that involves Dance or Performing Arts. You may choose to combine dance with other subject areas, for example: Dance and Movement Studies/Business Studies and Education Studies; Dance and Movement Studies/Theatre Studies and Education Studies; Dance and Movement Studies/Psychology and Business Studies.
Afterwards you may choose to progress onto a Postgraduate course and complete your Masters qualification.
For Example: Masters in Dance Teaching and Learning.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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